Poète maudit

I confess to having had a shock of recognition in reading the lines written on the page “Frères humains, qui après nous vivez,/N’ayez les cœurs contre nous endurcis…“, the opening words of François Villon’s Ballade des pendus.  Not from reading Villon, so much (sadly, I am not so literate), but because Truman Capote used them as the opening epigraph for In Cold Blood.

It all connects, I guess.

Moonlight hanging

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I can at least provide the source.  This is a crop of Ultretomba #253:  La quercia dei supplizi (“The oak of torments”).
Image source ComicVine.